This page is for NPCs that either debuted as antagonists or were revealed to be permanent antagonists.
Former Royal Advisor to King Winter of Foxfell, Anastasia suddenly turned her back on the kingdom and fled, plotting to take over the kingdom. After her defeat(?) at the hands of the party, she enthusiastically reveals that, not only did she create all the Vectors the party faught, but she's only The Dragon to a far greater evil, and is happy to cause far more havoc, even if she can't create any more Vectors to do so.
- Cartoon Physics: Anastasia, despite being a Granbull, has the same illusion ability as June. Unlike June, however, Anastasia takes full advantage of her abilities not to get people to laugh, but to hurt people as much as possible. She's the comic book The Mask to June's movie The Mask.
- Greater-Scope Villain: Anastasia would, in fact, be the her that every Vector mentioned before her meeting with the crew. Completely responsible for the creation of them all, Anastasia holds no regrets.
- It Amused Me: Her only reason for putting the world in such great danger and threatening the population's extinction was, put simply, because she found it really really funny.
- Shout-Out: Anastasia's funky looking cloak and affinity for creating holes to throw people in is a direct reference to Cackletta.
Full name, Belladonna Buttercup Clematis. Originally a cook at the diner on the road between Silversand and Hoard, she helped PJ hone his combat prowess during his absence from the group and tagged along on their journey to Hoard. She ended up being the Viral Aggression Vector of Milklett, and brainwashed PJ to further her plans of destruction.
- Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: To distinguish her from PJ, she wears a baby blue ribbon.
- Blood Knight: She sees battling as an art, and greatly enjoys getting her hands dirty in a fight.
- Broken Bird: Demented though she may be, she does still seem to be distraught over the destruction she brought upon her hometown.
- Cute But Psycho: Just as small and cute as any other Ribombee? That's a yes. Dangerously clingy to PJ and willing to kill just so he won't leave her side? That's also a yes.
- Doomed Hometown: She comes from Milklett, which was destroyed not long before the party met her.
- Manipulative Bastard: It becomes more and more apparent as time goes on that she's been playing PJ like a fiddle ever since she joined the group for the Hoard arc, ultimately culminating in her using him to help enact her plan of laying waste to Hoard.
- Meaningful Name: Belladonna is a type of poisonous plant also known as deadly nightshade. Between manipulating and brainwashing PJ, willfully carrying Viral Aggression, bringing about Milklett's destruction, and nearly destroying Hoard as well, she very clearly lives up to her namesake.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: She may be less than a foot tall, but she's also able to withstand hits that'd take an average Ribombee down immediately while proving herself capable of vaporizing solid rock.
- Stepford Smiler: She remains perky and upbeat most of the time, despite being a twisted, demented person deep down.
- Yandere: She's genuinely infatuated with PJ, to the point where she attempts to kill his friends for trying to keep them apart.
A pirate Pokémon cursed so badly that he only exists as a living, shadowy Pokémon skeleton of currently indeterminate species. Once a notorious pirate, he fears that his reputation is at stake and seeks to salvage it.
- Casting a Shadow: He can apparently control the shadowy aura around him enough to use it to harm others.
- Dark Is Evil: Well, yeah. He's called the Lord of Darkness for a reason.
- Ghost Pirate: Of the skeleton type.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: He can't leave his room due to a curse that literally chains him in place.
The founder of Hoard and permanent head of its Merchants' Council, effectively making him Hoard's President for Life. Is also Lars' somewhat estranged father. He's the one who summons the party to Hoard, hoping to learn the secrets of human technology for various reasons. He's later set up as one half of the Big-Bad Ensemble for Hoard, alongside Bella, as both the party and his own staff learn that he is unwittingly the Viral Aggression Vector of Hoard. He is ultimately killed by Kapitani Khamlidze after he is deliberately provoked into a rampage and drawn into a fight with Belladonna and the party.
- Alas, Poor Villain: Ripley feels nothing but remorse for her part in his death, feeling it meant everything he accomplished in his life was for naught.
- The Alcoholic: It's implied that his hostile demeanour, besides Ripley's theory that he has the Viral Aggression, is a result of his alcoholic tendencies. He's usually seen swigging on a bottle, and Ripley pleads that it's clouding his judgement.
- Arbitrary Skepticism: He completely dismisses the existence of the Viral Aggression, believing it to be a lie made up by his enemies to damage him; which also renders him blind to the increasingly-likely possibility that he has it.
- Berserk Button: Betrayal. Considering him a 'King' - as it implies he is there by the authority of someone other than himself - comes in a close second, as does treating him like a child; that is, not blindly kowtowing to every decision he makes.
- The Caligula: While it's likely things were different in the past, when he shows up in the RP it is obvious he's in no state to be in charge of anything, spending most of his time drinking and sulking in his office by himself, when he's not shouting and swearing at his own staff.
- Conspiracy Theorist: He seems convinced that his enemies; Khmalidze, Serris and the Musketeer's Guild; are all in cahoots with each other and seek to subvert his power or take away his wealth. He even starts to think that the Gods might be the ones behind it at all.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Alluded to during his hallucination sequence. It's implied he was once a soldier of fortune who witnessed death on a regular basis, and was captured and tortured by having his scales torn off, and it was this experience that drove him to create Hoard in the first place, to create a place where no-one would have to experience what he did.
- Damage-Sponge Boss: His last stand at the conclusion of the Hoard arc involved a lot of tanking hits, even as he's turned into a shambling husk held together by VA and sheer willpower.
- I Have No Son!: How he regarded Lars. He's visibly offended when Lars calls him 'Dad', says he has 'too much of his mother in him', and calls him a 'mistake' and 'the punchline of a years-long practical joke'.
- Just the First Citizen: He was the King of Hoard in all but name, but he couldn't stand the idea of being called that.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: As mentioned by Ripley after he goes ballistic at his meeting with the party and orders them out, 'he blows his top at the slightest thing'.
- Killed Off for Real: At the end of the Hoard arc, stabbed from behind by Khmalidze.
- Meaningful Name: Deliberately invoked; he named himself after the Roman God of commerce, Mercury, having somehow known enough about human mythology in spite of humanity being extinct for generations. Him changing his name was also a defiance of the same trope in reference to his original name, Makana, which is Hawaiian for 'Gift'; he thought it made him sound like a Chosen One.
- Our Founder: He has copper-plated statues of himself right at the entrance to Hoard.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: He seems to hold some animosity towards fairy-types, apparently remembering the days when dragons were the 'unconditional best' with fairies being little more than a footnote to them.
- Properly Paranoid: He was unknowingly correct in his belief that Serris, the Pawniarmy and the Guild are working together to overthrow him - albeit with the guild in a largely passive 'sanctioning' role. The one thing he was blind to is Ripley, his only trusted servant, being the one behind it all.
- Really 700 Years Old: It's mentioned that he's been the Chairgon of the council since its inception over a century ago.
- Sanity Slippage: It becomes apparent as the Hoard Arc progresses that the VA, combined with his own paranoia, is driving him insane. It culminates in him hallucinating a shadowy figure that bears an uncanny resemblance to Belladonna, who goes on a guilt-tripping tirade about how Pokemon are Bastards, how all of Merqury's efforts will be for nothing, and how 'the Divine' will 'see him' soon.
- Shut Up, Kirk!: Gives a lengthy Motive Rant to this effect just after Ripley reveals her conspiracy against him, reinforcing his belief that he has done good for the world by not succumbing to greed, and warning her that Serris wouldn't stop with one betrayal - which turns out to be right on the money.
- Sir Swears-a-Lot: He dropped a lot of F-Bombs for a character in a Pokemon RP.
- Skewed Priorities: After the botched attempt to capture Fan results in an out-of-the-way apartment building getting blown up and Fan escaping, he rages at the Pawniarmy for not treating the mostly-pointless capture of Fan as top priority, completely ignoring the possibility that the Viral Aggression might be in town at the time of a major fighting tournament.
- That Man Is Dead: He was formerly known as 'Makana' before he took his current name; when the phantom in his mind addresses him by that name, he says 'who the fuck is Makana, anyway?'
- Villainous Breakdown: Spends the entire RP having one; it's implied he was much more level-headed and pragmatic in the past, but has now turned into a violent, alcoholic wreck who's automatically convinced everyone is plotting against him. It's debatable whether or not his VA infection is the sole cause of this; Ripley at one point implies that he's been on a downward spiral ever since an unspecified incident that resulted in his ex-wife and Lars' mother - later revealed by Fan to have been a Ditto - being forced to leave him.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Despite all his faults, all he really wanted is for Hoard to be a place of peace and prosperity, free from the senseless chaos and destruction he witnessed as a soldier.
Maran's boss at the Board in Hoard bed & breakfast. While putting up a friendly demeanor for paying customers, he is really a pompous jerk who bullies Maran. His bullying ways end up blowing up in his face when he is cursed to be stuck as his child Tyrunt self, and eventually became the sign for him to change his ways.
- Bad Boss: Until he faced his Humiliation Conga, he would regularly bully Maran and use Maran's curse to keep Maran under his thumb.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Would act nice in front of patrons, including when angry at Maran. When he was alone with Maran, however, it would be a different story. He's since gotten better.
- Butt-Monkey: Following his defeat, whenever he appears, he tends to be experiencing some sort of indignity, whether it's his physical appearance getting in the way of things he used to do as an adult or just some other sort of trouble unrelated to his curse.
- Defeat Equals Friendship: Since being cursed, Cortez has (somewhat begrudgingly) accepted defeat and become an ally to Maran and friends (and is amiable with the main party whenever he interacts with them).
- Elmuh Fudd Syndwome: Gets a serious case of this after being transformed into a Tyrunt, though it's more obvious when he's shouting.
- Even Evil Has Standards: When it turns out that the boulder that fell onto Liesl was pushed down onto her and Maran instead of being dislodged by Maran using Earthquake, Cortez makes it clear that he had no say in that and that was all his Haxorous lackey's doing.
- Fountain of Youth: Cortez is cursed by Liesl by being turned into a Tyrunt in an effort to get him to learn how Maran feels about being cursed by being cursed himself.
- HeelFace Turn: After being defeated by the combined efforts of Maran and Liesl, Cortez eventually comes around and ceases being a manipulative bully.
- Humiliation Conga: Things really go downhill for Cortez after he is cursed into the form of a Tyrunt by Liesl. He tries to return to his inn, but the management there assume he's a prankster and lock him out. His Haxorous friend blows him off. He can't enter the Karaoke Club because he has the physical appearance of a child. Finally, he is mistaken for an orphan and taken to the local orphanage, where it appears that he'll remain forever, thanks to his newly-gained inability to age that he also got when cursed. He is left with absolutely nothing as his former friends leave him behind. He's only saved from this fate when he flies the coop and Maran decides to help him out of nothing but the goodness of his own heart.
- Inferiority Superiority Complex: It has been implied several times that Cortez seems to have one of these, as there have been several hints that he has some sort of depression that he hides behind his achievements (having a high position on the Hoard council, his inn etc). When said achievements become meaningless following being cursed, he utterly falls apart and laments to Taylor A (who he thought was Rich) that he has no idea what to do anymore.
- Kick the Dog: As Cortez trying to drag Maran back to the Board in Hoard B&B by force after Maran wins his first fight at the tournament, Liesl jumps in front of him in an attempt to prevent from leaving. Cortez simply kicks her out of the way into a wall. This backfires on him very hard.
- Laser-Guided Karma: After years of bullying and tormenting Maran over his curse, Cortez gets his just desserts when he himself winds up cursed into becoming an infant Tyrunt.
- Manipulative Bastard: Refusing to let Maran leave him, Cortez regularly engineers situations that lead to Maran embarrassing himself and running crying back to him. He even turns out to be indirectly responsible for Maran being cursed in the first place. He curbs these tendencies following his HeelFace Turn.
- The Mind Is a Plaything of the Body: Begins acting a lot more childish after being turned into a Tyrunt, stamping his feet in anger and eventually running out of the arena crying for his mommy. He's still making rash and childish decisions when the party meets he and Maran again."MOMMYYYY! EVEWYONE'S BEIN' MEAN TO ME FOR NO WEASON!!
- Not Growing Up Sucks: Not only is Cortez cursed to be a Tyrunt, but he is also cursed to never age along with it until the curse is broken.
- Percussive Therapy: It's subtly implied that this was the reason Cortez kept Maran around to the point of manipulating him, namely as someone he can vent his deep-seated frustrations with himself onto.
- Riches to Rags: Upon being transformed into a Tyrunt, he is reduced to an unrecognizable orphan with none of the things he had as a Tyrantrum.
- Villainous Breakdown: Once Maran accepts his curse and uses it to his advantage in the Hoard Tournament, Cortez gets increasingly pissed off until he rushes out of the stands to take Maran back to the inn by force. It doesn't really seem to end after he's defeated by being turned into a child.
The guardian of the forest surrounding Orichalcum. She re-arranges the forest so that the group becomes lost and then attacks them, seemingly with little provocation. After the battle, it's discovered that she was victim to a Hate Plague that exaggerated her anger to violent levels. To make up for attacking them, she guides the party back to Orichalcum.
- Blue and Orange Morality: Her fierce protection of trees is viewed as overkill by some of the group members. Being a tree herself, her perception of them is much more personal that it would be to Pokémon who aren't also plant-life.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: When first encountered she's under a spell that amplifies her anger, leaving her violent and unwilling to listen to reason. She snaps out of it after she seriously injures Oz, her concern for his well-being winning out against the rage.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While brusque and short-tempered, even when not influenced by outside forces, she still cares deeply for her forest and its inhabitants, and is genuinely concerned for the group after she attacks them.
- No Social Skills: Due to spending most of her time talking with nature rather than Pokémon, she's ill-equipped to deal with the group's social problems.
- Protectorate: She's sworn to protect the forest that she resides in. Even when not under the influence of the Hate Plague, she makes it clear that she still would've punished Nyquil for harming the trees.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: She uses Phantom Force in her battle against the party. Eliot copies the move, which leads to him forcefully being dragged into the shadow world, which causes the rest of the group to collectively freak out and (in Mila's case) accidentally hurt each other.
The ruthless Hydrox and his crew are dangerous pirates who lay waste wherever they go, debuting having just conquered an island a ways away from the party.
Hydrox/Hiram (Hydreigon)The leader of the crew. A very ruthless but cool-headed Pokémon who lives for nothing but battling and carnage.
- Blood Knight: Very much so. He even desires to see others become the same way and would very much like to go down in the heat of a Pokémon battle.
A female Bisharp who leads the Pawniarmy, described as the largest private army on the island. Was revealed to be hunting the party on behalf of an unknown client, and - reluctantly - subcontracted Lars for this purpose. She later appears in Hoard, where she butts heads with Merqury over a supposed conflict of interests in her role as chief of Hoard's security contingent, and is revealed to have secretly entered the Hardcheese Amateur Tournament to 'test' its contestants.
- Charlie Brown from Outta Town: She participates in the tournament in the guise of 'La Cuchilla', even though she makes no attempt to change her distinctive body shape, only wearing a face-concealing faceplate and an ornamental mohawk over her ponytail, and covering up her Pawniarmy rank emblems with some kind of tape. Naturally, the announcers almost instantly recognise her.
- Double Agent: Seems to be playing both sides in the underground conflict between Ripley and Merqury; she's one of Ripley's co-conspirators, but still sends her troops to capture Fan on Merqury's orders.
- The Dragon: Is this to her currently unknown employer.
- Genre Savvy: She seems to have a working knowledge of both type mechanics and tropes, almost referring to the Apocalyptic Log trope by name.
- Gratuitous Foreign Language: 'Kapitani' is her official rank, and is Georgian for 'Captain', even though everyone else in the Pawniarmy has English-language ranks.
- Lawful Evil: Her comments to Lars regarding her admiration for his father's order paints her as this, as she's still crushing his windpipe while saying it.
- Loyal to the Position: Lars claims she has no ambitions of her own and is always happy working for someone else; though time will only tell if he's right.
- Mythology Gag: The name of her tournament alter-ego, 'La Cuchilla', was her original name before she was retconned to be Georgian instead of Spanish.
- Screw the Rules, I Make Them!: It's implied she gets away with being needlessly brutal against Bash in their tournament bout because of this.
- Shout-Out: She borrows a few of her moves from Fighting Game characters. One of her Payback variations is described similarly to Sergei Dragunov's Stiletto kick. In addition, her Pursuit attack is M. Bison's Double Knee Press, and her Aerial Ace is Rugal Bernstein's Genocide Cutter.
- Willfully Weak: She fights Bash with her hands behind her back at almost all times, never using her blades, and still serves him a Curb-Stomp Battle.
- Wrestler in All of Us: She finishes Bash off by Powerbombing him into the floor.
- You Have Failed Me: Pulls this on Lars after he gets brought to her; she doesn't kill him, but she does crush his neck under her heel to teach him a lesson. It helps that she makes it clear she never liked him or wanted to bring him on board in the first place.
The aforementioned 'largest private army on the island', with Kapitani Khmalidze as its leader. Grew out of a humble Pawniard pack and mostly consists of Pawniards, but is open to all species. All of its members thus far are assorted Steel-types, including Magnezones, Aggrons, Skarmories and Beldums.
- Law Enforcement, Inc.: As detailed on the main page, they function as the police in Hoard.
- Mauve Shirt: A few noteworthy Pawniard troopers receive some degree of individual characterisation, mostly high-ranking ones that receive a lot of 'screentime', such as the Sergeant-Major in charge of the containment zone surrounding Hoard.
- Mooks: Played With somewhat; they'd likely be nothing more than fodder for the average action game protagonist, but the player characters, experienced in battle they may be, are anything but - not to mention, they'd be facing a literal army. This is best demonstrated during the encounter at Fan's apartment, where even a small squad of rank-and-file Pawniard troopers pose enough of a threat to Eliot and Mila that they have to rely on subterfuge and misdirection to come out in one piece, and Mila still gets a gash across the chest for her troubles.
- Private Military Contractors: The only permanent loyalty they have is to Kapitani Khmalidze, and will otherwise work for whoever pays.
- Reality Ensues: They receive mental training which lets even basic soldiers No-Sell mind-altering moves such as Attract and Hypnosis; a perfectly sensible thing for them to do, considering that such tricks are common knowledge and can be learned by just about anyone.
- Shout-Out: The leader of a recurring trio of Pawniard guards has to delegate note-taking to his second-in-command, but must still read it back, and the third member does nothing but watch the other two. This is a slightly obtuse reference to a popular Russian joke, unchanged since Soviet times: why do police officers come in groups of three? One to read, one to write, and one to keep an eye on the two dangerous intellectuals.
Montresor (Noctowl)(See the main NPCs page)
Notte (Bisharp)(See the main NPCs page)
The self-appointed mayor of Narcia who made a deal with L'Arachel to help him take over Holstown.
Hubert Baird (Watchog)
Dorian's personal lackey and yes-man. Has a familial connection to Gideon.
A traveling fighter, the son of Chairgon Merqury and a recurring rival to the party, especially PJ. Lars first appeared as the leader of a trio of Fighting-Type Pokemon the group encounters shortly after their training just outside Orichalcum, alongside Max and Bash. The three were mercenaries searching for rumoured ex-humans to beat them up for a currently unknown reason, and the others trick them into wasting time in Orichalcum to prepare for a battle against them. Lars ultimately suffers defeat and is abandoned.
After his humiliating defeat, Lars' throat gets crushed by Kapitani Khmalidze - the one who hired him - for his failure and seemingly disappears from the story. He wasn't through with the humans yet, however; he spends the next few days training before tracking them down to a Silversand bar on Page 354, demanding a rematch. He proves to be a much tougher opponent, but is defeated again regardless. He later makes a cameo in Hoard, where he's shown interacting with his father for the first and last time.
The next time he appears, he's seeking out Kojo, Bash's old master, in the hopes of training to help him in his eventual third encounter with the party, but leaves empty-handed after suffering a brief panic attack.
- Achilles' Heel: During the second fight with him, his neck - where he was literally crushed under Khmalidze's heel and wears a cushioned neckband to protect it - is this. He's ultimately defeated when Jani strikes this area, completely by chance.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: A part Fighting-Type Pokemon that spends most of his appearance Trash Talking and/or generally insulting people? Definitely. Though it turns out that he'll abruptly drop the act when faced with a sufficient show of force; at least before his Character Development, whereupon he becomes a straighter example.
- Blood Knight: Relishes the opportunity to fight some humans, having heard they're all planet-destroying badasses, and scoffs at Finley's pacifism. It gets to the point that he admits that he always wanted to defeat the party and any reasons for doing so are simply excuses.
- Booze-Based Buff: Or rather, Klatchian Coffee-based buff. After taking a sock to the jaw, he quickly downs a whole bottle of Serris' R-Soda, numbing the pain and giving him a temporary level boost so he can keep fighting, but this also leads to him getting hyper and easily distracted, opening him up for an attack.
- Catchphrase: "The name's Lars, son of Merqury! Remember that name!" Becomes a Subverted Catch Phrase when he introduces himself to Kojo - he begins saying it but flounders and stops half-way, perhaps realising that it wasn't the right occasion.
- Dirty Coward: For all his boasting, he still backs down in the face of those he knows are stronger than he is, such as Max and Bash when they're getting tired of his attitude. He later abandons his partners and sells out his employer in an attempt to save his own scales. He gets better about this during his later appearances.
- Fragile Speedster: Is this during his second encounter; he evades or blocks almost all attacks thrown at him and defeats Guy, a Snorlax, through Death of a Thousand Cuts, but it only takes two well-placed hits to put him out of commission.
- It's Personal: Unlike his first encounter with the party, his second encounter was motivated entirely by his desire for revenge for being, in his eyes, cheated out of a fair fight. Flares up even further after he finds out that the party was complicit in his father's death.
- Leeroy Jenkins: How he got defeated during his first fight with the party; he charged at Jani, running straight into a pit trap she had set up, and spent pretty much the entire fight trapped down there - getting pelted with Fairy Wind by PJ - while his hired muscle did all the actual fighting. Averted during his second encounter, however.
- Royal Brat: Subverted. He's the son of Merqury, the Chairgon, or the 'Merchant King' of Hoard - as he's likely to remind you. Technically not royalty, but comes with all the trappings otherwise.
- The Bus Came Back: Seemed to vanish from the story for good after his first defeat, but unexpectedly returned 173 pages later, thirsty for vengeance.
- Took a Level in Badass: After making a complete hash of his first fight, he challenges the party to a rematch 173 pages and a considerable amount of 'self-improvement' later. To demonstrate this, he re-introduces himself to the party by beating up a Conkeldurr bouncer and kicking him through a door with minimal effort. In the ensuing fight, he proves much more of a threat, and succeeds in knocking out Guy before being defeated again.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: He wants nothing more than to impress his father, Merqury, even though said father barely acknowledges he exists, and outright calls him a 'mistake' to his face. His inability to do so before Merqury's death becomes a major sore spot for him, feeling as though his 'reason for being' was taken from him.
- Villainous Breakdown: Suffers a brief one after his meeting with Kojo, when he considers the possibility that he may have contracted the Viral Aggression and thus may be indirectly responsible for his father's death. After a short panic attack, he resolves to seek out the party anyway, implicitly in the hopes that it may alleviate some of the damage and put his mind at ease.
A pair of aspiring fighting experts that took on 'thug work' to pay the bills. Initially introduced as Lars' hired muscle, they later pull a HeelFace Turn and abandon him. They later show up in Hoard by themselves, intending to make a name for themselves in the legitimate fighting circuit at the Hardcheese Amateur Tournament. Max is later revealed to be good friends with Goobert and Delilah's friend Marsha, having grown up in the same neighbourhood in Silversand.
The Two Together:
- Big, Thin, Short Trio: With Lars; Max, Bash, and Lars, respectively.
- Defeat Means Friendship: After they and Lars get their arses kicked, they decide fighting the party isn't worth it, pulling an undeclared HeelFace Turn before leaving Lars on his own.
- Like an Old Married Couple: Very frequently bicker with each other, with the added absurdity of only Max's side of the argument being heard.
- Platonic Life-Partners: They're not romantically involved, but are very close to each other nonetheless.
- Punch-Clock Villain: When doing 'thug work'; they only seemed to care about getting paid and harboured no ill-will towards the party, or anyone else they butted heads with.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Bash is red, Max is blue - literally, even. This is reflected in their respective approaches to battle; Bash prefers speed, aggression and psyching out the opponent, Max prefers to play the waiting game and strategically tank hits, scoring victories by endurance.
- Reformed Criminal: After spending time doing 'thug work' due to financial difficulties, they aspire to abandon this line of work and go legit.
- Terrible Trio: With Lars; they fit the basic pattern of 'a Boss and two Henchman very physically different from the Boss', but subverted in that they're treated as a legitimate threat at first, and the Boss is the bumbling one who has to be kept in check by his Henchmen, not the other way around.
- The Worf Effect: They were considered minibosses in their first appearance, but get thoroughly trounced in the Tournament Arc in Hoard.
- Affably Evil: When she was still an antagonist, since she was Only in It for the Money. She was the nicest member of Lars' crew, assuring the party that they're not there to kill anyone, just maim or seriously injure. Later, she apologises to Teller for the trouble Lars causes at his bar and offers him a tip as compensation, knowing that Lars would go back on the deal he made. This later gets a Call-Back when she compensates the dojo in Hoard for all the training dummies she destroyed following a massive freak-out on her part.
- Berserk Button: Suggesting she's Dumb Muscle. This later turns out to be due to a sense of insecurity when comparing herself to her friend Marsha, who was much better than her intellectually as kids. She even confesses to Marsha that she always felt she had 'more muscles than brains'.
- Brooklyn Rage: She speaks with a thick New York accent, as part of her Expy status. Marsha has the same accent, presumably making it common to their shared neighbourhood in Silversand.
- Determinator: In her fight with Guy, she bears through being poisoned and burned simultaneously, and goes down wrapped tightly around Guy's neck, hoping to knock him out before she was knocked out herself.
- Expy: Is essentially a Gender-Flipped version of Alex. She even uses some of his moves and Catch Phrases.
- Gender-Blender Name: 'Max' is short for 'Maxine'.
- Heroic BSoD: After Bash gets brutally beaten and possibly crippled in his tournament bout, she goes crazy and destroys an entire dojo's worth of training dummies until she's too exhausted to continue. She recovered from it by the time Nyquil runs into her, however.
- Know When to Fold 'Em: She orders Bash to stand down after it becomes obvious the two of them can't defeat the entire party by themselves.
- Wrestler in All of Us: For her, a Seismic Toss is five German Suplexes in a row.
- Blood Knight: A Downplayed example compared to, say, Lars; he's clearly quite disappointed upon learning he'll have to surrender to the party during their first encounter, but doesn't object.
- Career-Ending Injury: Subverted with his brutal loss against 'La Cuchilla' in the tournament. While it's implied he'll eventually recover, it'll clearly take a long time, possibly beyond the scope of the RP.
- Cerebus Retcon: The source of his 'speech impediment'. Initially an amusing quirk, it's later revealed to be the end result of a nasty encounter he had with a Psychic legendary, implying that the Psychic inflicted permanent brain damage on him.
- Eccentric Mentor: He chooses to teach Nyquil how to use Flame Charge, and briefly falls into this due to the language barrier between the two forcing him to communicate entirely in graphs carved onto the wall of his hotel room.
- Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: He wears a flame-patterned bowling shirt with the buttons open, and nothing else.
- Hot-Blooded: Fittingly enough, he has a much more enthusiastic and energetic approach to everything than the more cautious Max.
- Noodle Incident: Besides the above-mentioned Psychic encounter, there's also the source of the nickname that his master Kojo gave him - 'Bashamo the Eggshell-Walker'.
- Pokémon Speak: Is so far the only character in the RP to play this straight, though with a slight twist as he can only say his species' Japanese name: Bashāmo. Max is the only one who can demonstrably understand him, and as such has to 'translate' everything he says. It's implied that his master Kojo could understand him as well.
A serial killer that initially terrorized the village of Milklett, and then attacked the party at Silversand. Despite being new to the town of Silversand, it's implied he already has quite the bodycount there. He also makes small appearances in Hoard, but does nothing too noteworthy in the city.
- Beware the Quiet Ones: He mostly thinks to himself, only talking when needed. He's also an incredibly deadly killer.
- Cats Are Mean: Being a serial killer and a cat leads up to this trope.
- Expy: Of Yoshikage Kira from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable. Down to his blank personality and killer tendencies. Even the fact he's a Delcatty is a reference to Kira's affiliation with cats.
- False Innocence Trick: Pulls this on Woodruff after he escapes from the group.
- Leave No Witnesses: At least, he tries to do this, but failed to kill Jani and Dana.
- Man Bites Man: He eventually takes out Jani by biting her on the face as hard as he could.
- Overarching Villain: Only comparable to Belladonna so far, Perigo is the most frequently appearing villain as of writing, appearing arc after arc.
A group of Clamperl raiders lead by a Gorebyss named Phoebe and her Huntail confidant Gomer.
Clan as a whole
- Baleful Polymorph: The entire clan almost entirely consists of Clamperls who used to be other Pokémon who ran afoul of Phoebe.
- Characterization Marches On: Phoebe's psychosis and the true nature of her Clamperl accomplices were less obvious in the clan's debut, and purple text was used for Phoebe's dialogue instead of pink. Gomer largely stayed the same, though. The two Clamperls briefly seen in Hoard also seemed to have no problems with working for Phoebe (though it's possible that they may be genuine Clamperls working under her).
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: A side-effect of the serum. Most of the Clamperls have little to no memory of who they once were.
- Reforged into a Minion: The above two tropes combine into this, as following the Pokémon's transformation, Phoebe convinces them that they are her child and adds them to her clan.
- Vile Villain, Laughable Lackey: Phoebe is ruthless, ambitious, and tends to show a severe lack of empathy towards anyone. Meanwhile, Gomer is a Cloud Cuckoolander Manchild goof who wouldn't hurt a fly unless pushed to.
The leader of the raiders and the one who founded the crew. Ruthless, narcissistic, and cruel, Phoebe is a former student of the Spivey Pokémon University in Gleamscape; kicked out of the school and disowned by her family after her controversial science experiments nearly caused fatal disaster. She has since invented a magic serum (with assistance from L'Arachel) that forcibly transforms those it's used on into amnesiac Clamperl that Phoebe convinces to work for her.
- Bad Boss: She doesn't seem very kind to Gomer at all, telling him off simply for having dreams about being a Salamence, for example.
- Freudian Excuse: Flashbacks suggest that her original motivation was at least partially to live up to the legacy of her successful grandfather (along with wanting to become famous), and getting the opportunity to do so slammed shut in her face caused her to snap. It's unknown how much of her actions at this point are influenced by this original motivation or has completely degenerated into out-right glory-seeking.
- It's All About Me: It's implied that part of the reason she turns other Pokémon into amnesiac Clamperls (besides getting them to do her bidding) and raids and steals treasure is so she can have both the rewards she feels she should have gotten and the people to give her the affection and appreciation she never got from her school and family and friends.
- Mad Scientist: While starting out as a student at the university, she got kicked out after, as mentioned above, an experiment nearly resulted in someone's death. She becomes one of these after being kicked out and perfects her serum that turns Pokémon into Clamperls with assistance from good friend L'Arachel.
- Renaissance Man: A mad scientist, magic user, and a leader of raiders.
- Sanity Slippage: While she already wasn't the most sound of individuals, the tipping point was her being kicked out of the university, shattering her long-time dream to be a student there and graduating with honors. By the time she becomes more relevant to the party, she has clearly become a few fries short of a Happy Meal, referring to everyone she plans to use her serum on as her "child" before (and after) doing so.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: A glimpse into Phoebe's childhood shows that Phoebe used to be a relatively happy (if a bit odd) youngster who loved to build sandcastles on the Gleamscape beach with her best friend Stellan.
- We Used to Be Friends: Phoebe was childhood friends with Stellan the Alolan Golem until the accident that lead to Phoebe's Start of Darkness. Additionally, Stellan blames her for the loss of his father while he was on a trek to Fallo Ter.
Phoebe's right hand mon, the childlike Gomer is more content to explore and have fun with his "mother" and "siblings", only attacking if told to by Phoebe.
- Affably Evil: Gomer means no harm to anyone most of the time and only attacks if provoked or told to, being more content to daydream and play with his "siblings".
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Gomer seems lost in his own little world a lot of the time, truly believing that his raiding missions are simply adventures he is going on with his "family" and daydreaming about being other Pokémon like Salamence.
- Minion with an F in Evil: Out of all of the Pokémon in the clan, Gomer is probably the most harmless, only attacking if told to by Phoebe.
A rather creepy Basculin who takes an interest in a Mudsdale manning the ticket booth. Later that evening, it turned out that all along she was the right-paw killer, though apparently she shifted her interest over to hooves...as she stalked and then brutally murdered the Mudsdale ticket taker while was headed to the pub. After bungling that kill, leaving many witnesses, she moved to Slak Rock and attacked Niles. Lured into an ambush by Grigori, Dieter, and others, she was eventually killed by Grigori in the house she took over.
- An Arm and a Leg: Or fins, in this case. Part of her tail fin got ripped off while battling the Mudsdale.
- Ascended Extra:
- What was meant to be a throwaway reference was expanded due to popular demand. (see first mention above)
- Her "boss encounter" ended up being more epic as well, given that she was originally expanded as a dragon for Grigori to slay.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: She gets large gashes on both sides and then has her tail fin cut off entirely, right before being cleaved in two.
- Early Installment Weirdness: She was very basic and one-dimensional early on, mainly having the "obvious creep" persona that never really appeared again until the end.
- Half the Woman She Used to Be: Grigori's killing blow cleaved her in two, cut horizontally. Needless to say, she won't be coming back.
- Home Field Advantage: Aware she couldn't take out a large group in open land, she bunkers in a heavily flooded basement for the final battle. It's intentionally awkward for land-based mons to fight in, and as such, she almost seemed to level up as a badass.
- Serial Killer: Played straight — even collects front right paws (and hooves) as a trophy.
- Slasher Smile: She has this plastered on her face from the moment she realizes what Grigori is all the way through her death.
- Speed Blitz: As a fairly high level mon, she's capable of making attacks that the enemy can't detect — including Aqua Jet.
- Split Personality: She takes on five personalities: Her baseline "obvious sociopath" aka "the experimenter" personality is seen the most, while she has also been herself as a child, her mother (Mona), a scorned lover, a teacher, and a raving psycho.
- Stalker Without a Crush: Despite acting like she was crushing on the Mudsdale, she really just wanted an excuse to kill him.
- Writing by the Seat of Your Pants: Absolutely what happened — despite being brought back by demand, her role was originally going to be much simpler...and as such, it lacked proper planning.
A syndicate lead by Umberto, his actual family, and his various mercenaries.
The head of a meat-smuggling ring that is currently being hunted by many police officers, guilds, and bounty hunters. Is currently dealing with a traitor among his family that left to uncover their operation.
- Cigar Chomper: His first appearance has him with a cigar on his short hand.
- The Don: Down to the accent.
- I Am A Humanitarian: Not he himself, but he provides for those who eat other Pokémon.
- Meaningful Name: His last name, Granccio, which is a combination of "granchio del ghiaccio", meaning "crab of ice" in Italian.
- Red Right Hand: His arms are not the same length and he's the crime boss of a meat-smuggling operation.
A Turtonator engineer that is rather peculiar about his inventions.
- Land Mine Goes "Click!": His most recent invention as a means of warding off intruders.
Gideon Baird (Weavile)
A Weavile mercenary with a sadistic streak.
- Expy: He's primarily inspired by Felix from Red vs. Blue.
- Faux Affably Evil: He usually has an obvious veil of joviality behind his sadism.
- The Friend No One Likes: Almost no one in his team treats him with respect.
- Hate Sink: Almost every time he is mentioned, he gets regarded with contempt. Given how he acts towards Eliza during her "recruitment" and his treatment towards Hubert, their complaints are not unjustified.
- Psycho for Hire: His introductory scene has him laughing about luring a Tauros into a landmine. Clearly a sign of someone with moral fiber.
- Evil Albino: Whatever red on a normal Bisharp is replaced by a stark white.
A Hydreigon mercenary with wraps around his main head, signifying his blindness.
Originally encountered in Silversand, was a mild annoyance, attacked one of the humanmons. Eventually got curbed stomped by Marlon in Round 3 of the tournament. After pursuing Goobert over the course of the first two weeks (in-game) of the RP in a bid for revenge over a petty slight, he is hit by a Transfer Orb and transformed into a female Gardevior. His whereabouts are currently unknown to the party.
- The Alcoholic: Seems to be in a perpetually tipsy state, owing to frequently drinking alcoholic Berry drinks.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Appeared all the way back in Silversand before suddenly showing up in Hoard as part of the Tournament.
- Gender Bender: Is turned into a female Gardevoir via a Transfer Orb during the Argatha/Orbs arc.
- Jerkass: A very ill-tempered Pokémon. He's even worse when he's drunk, as he very nearly got Goobert killed over a petty slight.
- Karmic Transformation: After repeatedly mocking Marlon for being a "pretty boy" (read: a Gallade), Vince ends up being turned into a member of Marlon's evolution line himself.
- Laser-Guided Karma: After senselessly trying to get revenge on Goobert for making his girlfriend see him for the jerk he really is (as well as Marlon, to a lesser extent) and ignoring all advice to change for the better for the sake of enacting his wrath upon him, Vince's revenge schemes ultimately leave him in a position where continuing his relationship with Audrey (which he had wanted to do) becomes impossible and his petty revenge scheme leaves him with nothing.
- Smug Snake: Looks down upon Marlon when first officially meeting him at the tournament in Hoard and calls him "pretty boy". He's very quickly knocked down a peg when Marlon curb-stomps him in their match.
A Shiny Ditto with a penchant for elaborate plans, be them pranks or revenge schemes. Defaults to the form of a Mismagius when not planning or in the middle of some sort of scheme. Was interested in Bryce before he ultimately chose to stay with his childhood sweetheart Belle. She claims to have had some sort of history with Benji that left her with a ruined life thanks to his doing. Claiming to have terrible luck, she is in search of ways to turn her luck around at all costs, among them being her failed scheme to steal Belle's life.
- Berserk Button: Benji as a whole, thanks to him allegedly ruining her life via a terrible prank.
- Born Unlucky: Claims to have had poor luck ever since the terrible prank that Benji allegedly pulled on her put her on the bad side of much of the Legendary Pokémon.
- Capture and Replicate: Winifred planned on using Wonder Orbs and memory screwing on Belle to erase Belle's identity so Winnie can assume Belle's identity and life herself. Her plans fail.
- Forgotten Friend, New Foe: As she fights with Benji after her plans for Belle fall apart, she eventually reveals that she and Benji used to be very good friends until Benji pulled a very unfunny prank on her that left her life in shambles. Benji has no recollection of ever meeting her in his life, however.
- Green-Eyed Monster: A lot of Winifred's motives for her plans to Kill and Replace Belle during the Gleamscape arc stems from this, as Winifred leads a horrid life-style (that she blames Benji for) while Belle leads a wonderful one with the man (or Primarina) Winifred had her eyes on.
- Gosh Dangit To Heck: Speaks this way most of the time until she goes through her Villainous Breakdown, whereupon she is quick to call Benji a decidedly less than family friendly name upon seeing him.
- Karma Houdini: While she does get beaten down by the party and her plans for Belle ultimately fail, she escapes the party and the police arresting her after releasing Belle to the party.
- Love Makes You Crazy: Bordering on Love Makes You Evil, after mishap after mishap in the years following her rejection by Bryce in favor of romantic rival Belle, Winifred finally decides that she's had enough and tries to forcibly take Belle's place.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Gives one to Benji upon seeing him, which leaves him injured to the point of forcing him to exit the party.
- Shapeshifter Default Form: Defaults to that of a female Mismagius, though she previously took the form of a Shiny Dewgong before being turned down by Bryce in favor of Belle. Also has a Shiny male Whimsicott form.
- Villainous Breakdown: While rather Affably Evil before her plans start to fall apart, she starts to get agitated when the party starts interfering with her plans to replace Belle. Then she sees Benji (who she has had an unhealthy history with) and completely loses it, dropping a Precision F-Strike (when she was saying things like "fiddlesticks" and "gosh" before) and giving him a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown.
Yamaropu is the Big Bad of the Silversand arc, and is the "vector" for the Viral Aggression in Silversand Town. Boss graphic (3D Zelda style) can be found here: HQ◊ LQ◊. Backstory in the following note:note
As his family had always lived on the edge of the fiscal cliff, the fear of what might happen to them in the event of his demise manifested in his soul returning in the form of a Dusknoir. Clearly, Xerneas had a sick sense of humor when it came to that. He engaged in petty acts of criminality for awhile, with the sole purpose of discretely keeping his family's finances afloat. He never could reveal himself to his family, and eventually they left, no longer able to tolerate what their once quaint village had become, but on such short notice and with such little mention around town that he assumed they were dead.
Over the next two years, bound to the island, Yamaropu's soul remained but his purpose was lost. Around a week before the humanmons arrived, a corrupted woman (species unknown) came along, offering him a chance at vengeance via spreading misery throughout the town...the same town that abandoned him so long ago. It was through this chance meeting that Yamaropu became the vector of the Viral Aggression for Silversand, and he has wasted no time spreading misery and distrust throughout the slums.
- Big Bad: Of the Silversand arc. He hints at an even bigger bad of this whole hate plague mess, before collapsing.
- Calling Your Attacks: Does this purely for the sake of intimidation.
- Demonic Possession: Although it's unclear how the Viral Aggression manifests inside him, he did this to a poor Chansey and really allowed her to get beat up before fleeing her body.
- Family Man: His devotion to his family brought him back to life, kept him sane for three years, and snapped him out of the Viral Aggression.
- Our Ghosts Are Different: Is this ever a thing. Can shift into an intangible form, but cannot hold it forever. Has some degree of solidity due to the franchise's rules on ghosts. Regardless, he's absolutely able to possess a Chansey, something only done in the anime.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Once it becomes apparent that he was a hard-on-his-luck working man who left his family penniless, and thought they had died.
Keiko (Wife) and Mikasa (Daughter)
A Hariyama and Makuhita, respectively. As can be surmised, Yamaropu himself used to be a Hariyama as well.
- Friendly Fireproof: Family version — the duo is not only inherently immune to Yamaropu's miasma, but they could cross into his Trick Room. Even insane, Yamaropu held them close in his heart.
- Not Quite Dead: Yamaropu had assumed his family was dead, when they had merely just moved away.
- Woobie Family: None of the trio lived a particularly great life.